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Introduction to The Mental Capacity Act

Event Code AD 20/807
Event Description This half day course is for anybody working in social care or health who works with adults or young people aged 16 years and over.

This course is suitable for all workers who have little or no prior knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and is particularly suitable for staff who directly provide care in residential settings, day centres, or the person’s own home.

Everybody working in a paid capacity in health and social care has a duty to have regard to the Mental Capacity Act in their work.

It will seek to provide you with a practical introduction to the Mental Capacity Act and its application in your work.

This course also gives you a brief introduction to deprivation of liberty.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMapInternal LA costPVI/Care Provider costPartnership costExternal cost
Session 1Monday
15 June 2020
09:30 - 13:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam£0£0£0
Subject areas Care Management / Health Care / Mental Health Care / Safeguarding
Target audience
Adult Services / Care Homes / Children Services / Health Care / PVI Sector - Adults
target audience
Course Owner Learning and Development Admin (
Diane Ellis
Training objectives The aim of this course is to introduce you to the five principles of the Mental Capacity Act, to learn about the test for mental capacity, to find out who can make decisions if somebody lacks mental capacity, and to learn how a best interests decision can be made.

You will learn how to carry out and record a simple assessment of mental capacity, and how to make and record a simple best interests decision.

The course will give an introduction to ways people can plan ahead for a time when they may lose capacity to make certain decisions.